Kansas City, USA
If any punk album in 2016 is going to transcend description it’s this debut long player from KCMO’s WET ONES. I can tell you that the band is made up of ex-members of FAG COP who released some of the most aurally offensive and insipid shit this side of THE FATALS and GRABBIES, and more recently, WHITE LOAD. There’s a couple MOUTHBREATHERS in there too. Talk about an underappreciated band. One of ‘em shelled out some seriously disgusting cuts here with “I Live Life Reckless” and “Static,” and after a hundred spins they are finally starting to sound somewhat palatable. How did they even make this record? Shouldn’t they be broken up already? Nothing this screwy ever lasts for more than a few minutes these days. They assure me that they’re the best of friends and are immune to implosion, but this is not the sound of a trustworthy group. Oh well. For now this gets the coveted Black Gladiator / Slovenly seal of approval, and we’ll whip their asses raw ‘til they give us more.